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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible Review and Giveaway

The final Chicken Soup for the Soul book to review for the year is their Think Possible title with Deborah Norville providing the forward. The book provides stories of optimism, faith, and strength that will help you find encouragement to keep a positive attitude to improve your life.

Working on the theory that half full is better than half empty, the stories remind you it is always better to look on the bright side, encouraging you to stay positive and be able to reach higher and accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

“How much better would life be if we lived with possibility? Take a journey of wishes and hopes and dreams realized." ~ Deborah Norville
The book is broken down into nine sections:
  • Following Your Heart
  • Starting Over
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Proving that Persistence Pays
  • Facing Your Fears
  • Rising to the Challenge
  • Getting on with Life
  • The Wonders of a Positive Attitude
  • Recognizing Role Models
As a family friend was recently reported missing in Las Vegas (Bring Barbara Home), this book reminds me to be positive about the situation and hope for the best and her safe return. The many stories of overcoming bullying, or adversity, or any number of things gives me hope that my family friend can do the same.

When you get this book, read a few stories a day and see how just a couple per day can give you more hope and inspiration throughout the day, keeping to a positive attitude to help improve your own life. You'll be amazed about how what you might think of as doing little things could change the lives of others in ways you've never imagined.

If you know someone feeling a little down or in a bad situation, consider giving this as a gift. After they read the stories of how all the different lives were changed from the positive stories, you can hope it will help improve their lives, too.

Since Deborah Norville did the forward and she's also the host of Inside Edition, a story from the book was featured on her show. You can watch it below:
And, now for the chance to win one of three copies of the book. The giveaway runs through 1/16/16 at 11:59pm EST and is open to US residents only who are 18+ (void where prohibited).

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information. Java John Z's is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


  1. one of the books I have enjoyed and I have enjoyed each one of the Chicken soup books I have read is the one --The power of Positive Thinking on health

  2. My favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul book is Dreams and Premonitions!

  3. I would love to read this book.

  4. I also would like to read Touched By An Angel.

  5. I recently won the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas and I enjoyed reading this during the holidays.

  6. My favorite Chicken soup for the Soul book is Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

  7. I love the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive

  8. I loved the Chicken Soup book, Messages From Heaven. I enjoy reading all their books.

  9. i don't know when staying positive has helped me accomplish more but i know that staying positive keeps me happier.

  10. Chicken Soup for the Soul Married Life sounds good.

  11. I received Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas!: 101 Joyous Holiday Stories for Christmas and just finished it. Loved it.

  12. I hate my job. I truly despise going into that place. I decided to focus on my free time and spending time with my daughter doing things we enjoy, such as road trips. So by focusing on doing things I enjoy, I have actually become happier. I take advantage of every second of my free time.

  13. When I was younger, I moved to the opposite side of the state & started a new middle school. NOT a great age to be the 'new kid'. Anyway, a lot of the kids (mostly older girls) were cruel & treated me awful. :( But, I tried to stay as positive as possible & focus on other things which led to me eventually winning several pageants, I even participated in two state level pageants. Also, focusing on cheerleading and my studies, instead of succumbing to the pressure of those certain mean girls, allowed me to excel! :)


  14. After my Husbands surgery, he was off his feet for almost 3 months.... he had , had foot surgery... I was taking care of 7 animals, the house and our 5 acre property.... if I had not stayed positive that he would be back on his feet soon, I don't think I could have kept going, but I thought positive about it and before you know it... the wait was over and my Husband was able to take over most of his chores.